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Mike Bloomberg: I'm Flying To Tel Aviv Tonight Because The FAA Is Stupid
Gothamist ^ | July 22, 2014 | Jen Chung

Posted on 07/22/2014 9:14:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Perhaps sensing a leadership vacuum with Mayor de Blasio enjoying la dolce vita overseas, former Mayor Bloomberg is back in the news. With an international message: He's traveling to Israel to blast the FAA's decision to ban flights to Israel.

Earlier today, the FAA announced that flights to and from Tel Aviv would be prohibited for up to 24 hours after reports of a rocket strike landing about a mile from Ben Gurion this morning. Which prompted Bloomberg to plan a trip. He wrote on his website:

This evening I will be flying on El Al to Tel Aviv to show solidarity with the Israeli people and to demonstrate that it is safe to fly in and out of Israel. Ben Gurion is the best protected airport in the world and El Al flights have been regularly flying in and out of it safely. The flight restrictions are a mistake that hands Hamas an undeserved victory and should be lifted immediately. I strongly urge the FAA to reverse course and permit US airlines to fly to Israel.

El Al is an Israeli carrier, so it's not subject to the FAA's ban.

Back in 2009, Bloomberg said of the situation in the Middle East (which was then a conflict and not yet a terrible crisis), "All Hamas has to do is stop sending rockets over to kill people and agree on the accords that were negotiated earlier and come to an agreement that is verifiable, durable and effective to stop people from being killed." He had his critics.


TOPICS: Government; Politics; Religion; Travel
KEYWORDS: banglist; bloomberg; gaza; guns; hamas; israel; secondamendment

1 posted on 07/22/2014 9:14:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, I was thinking about the stopped clock LOL.


2 posted on 07/22/2014 9:17:31 PM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There’s a smell to this situation with a big “O” being the source.

As for Bloomberg, the rich liberal crony capitalist, I am with him in spirit tonight.


3 posted on 07/22/2014 9:19:09 PM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bloomberg, you are the sine qua non idiot. Nothing more needs to be said.


4 posted on 07/22/2014 9:23:30 PM PDT by Fungi (I am not writing a tagline.)
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To: Nextrush

He should fly to the Russian / Ukraine border next...


5 posted on 07/22/2014 9:25:50 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thank you for posting this article.

“...and effective to stop people from being killed....”

But THAT is not their goal.


6 posted on 07/22/2014 9:29:21 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Fungi

You can bet Bloomberg will be on a private jet with an escort flying right along with him...


7 posted on 07/22/2014 9:30:42 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In his private jet and disembark at general aviation site, not where the people are.


8 posted on 07/22/2014 9:31:30 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ll drink a Big Gulp in his honor.


9 posted on 07/22/2014 9:31:44 PM PDT by TaxPayer2000
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; rockinqsranch

Geeminy! Embarrassing that it had to be BLOOMBERG of all people to show solidarity on the ground in Israel instead of jocularity from afar. There was a time when Americans crossed the pond to fight along side a friend at war and wore their uniforms.

But, times have changed.

Good for Bloomberg. Stopped clock does work, here.
:) Rita


10 posted on 07/22/2014 9:48:14 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: jsanders2001

I hear the south Indian Ocean is nice this time of year...


11 posted on 07/22/2014 9:52:03 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (The greatest trick the Soviets ever pulled was convincing the world they didn't exist.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe he can go there and convince Israeli’s to turn in there guns.

Many homes there have full auto weapons


12 posted on 07/22/2014 10:00:56 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bringing his anti-gun crusade to Israel.


13 posted on 07/22/2014 10:02:09 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldnÂ’t make any sense at all." -- Pres. Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Did anybody tell him that God is messing with the direction of Hamas missiles?
His messiah complex may be in jeopardy.
14 posted on 07/22/2014 10:05:21 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Nextrush

At first I thought the airlines were making the right decision(To protect their passengers, no one wants another MH17 to happen) but then I was reading on twitter that there is speculation that Obama and his cronies ordered the FAA to halt all flights to Israel to hurt their economy so that Israel would have no choice but to do a cease fire(Since Israel gets about 13 million people a year in tourism)..I cant believe for once in his miserable life, Bloomberg is doing something that I agree with..but if he thinks for a second that he is going to try that anti gun agenda in Israel, it won’t work..everyone packs in Israel


15 posted on 07/22/2014 10:12:56 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: MaxMax

How can people like Mike Bloomberg, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Anthony Weiner, George Soros, Sarah Silverman and the people described below belong to the same religion?

‘We Stand With Israel’: The Overwhelming Message Around the World
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3183367/posts

Undeterred by Hamas Rockets, Hundreds of French Jews Immigrate to Israel
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3182255/posts


16 posted on 07/22/2014 10:13:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

How ironic.


17 posted on 07/22/2014 10:15:28 PM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope Bloomturd is flying to Tel Aviv one-way.


18 posted on 07/22/2014 10:21:21 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I've seen it mentioned that Jews have different secs or something. I cant understand it either.
19 posted on 07/22/2014 10:24:09 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: rockinqsranch

This FAA ban is ridiculous. The FAA did NOT close the route, obviously, El Al is flying from the US. They restricted US pilots, which is highly unusual, and clearly political.


20 posted on 07/23/2014 3:06:40 AM PDT by Tzfat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As I recall, sometime around 1990, the IRA landed a mortar round on Heathrow, causing no damage to buildings or aircraft, and Heathrow was not closed, or air traffic restricted.


21 posted on 07/23/2014 3:26:30 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow, for such an IDIOT when it comes to self-defense at home, he sure does understand it well for Israel...


22 posted on 07/23/2014 4:32:19 AM PDT by BobL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder if he will post his arrival time like Delta does? (Ker-boom?)


23 posted on 07/23/2014 4:42:19 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ($$$$$$$$ DEFUND OBAMA! $$$$$$$$$)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anti-Gunner Michael Bloomberg is 100% Pro-Self Defense… For Israel That Is
July 24 2014
by Dan Cannon
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So, Michael Bloomberg decided to ignore the US Government’s FAA advisory and fly into Israel yesterday.

Of course, Bloomberg had to take to Twitter to show his support for Israel. His choice of words, as can be seen above, is… interesting.

Bloomberg says he is in Israel to support the country’s right to defend itself. However, Bloomberg has made it very clear that he does not support the same right for American citizens.

So, I guess Bloomberg is only pro self defense if you’re a government of a nation? Got it.

Do people still take this guy seriously?

For the record, I don’t pretend to be any kind of Middle East expert, but I support Israel’s right to defend itself (as I do with any sovereign nation).

http://gunssavelives.net/blog/anti-gunner-michael-bloomberg-is-100-pro-self-defense-for-israel-that-is/?utm_source=Guns+Save+Lives+Daily+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=a9913be71c-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_eaeaa815c4-a9913be71c-65797929


24 posted on 07/24/2014 12:01:02 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is the Pope Catholic?


25 posted on 07/31/2014 1:04:57 AM PDT by MECfist
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